Devon! Dear God, what possible business could a man have in Devon?
I think it's probably owl business. It's best if we don't ask too many questions.
Ah, I love Devon. We stayed on the seashore there a few years ago (Croydon Bay, I believe it was called). Loved those thatched roof cottages, the rocky shores, and cliffs full of fossils (two ancient mariners were dug out of a sandy wall there after some rough weather uncovered them. They were i.d.-ed by their buttons, as not much else remained).
Devonshire cream perhaps? Enjoy!
You probably mean Croyde Bay, Susan, in North Devon. Lovely part of the world (I used to live very near there).Croydon is a quite different sort of place...
That is what I meant; thanks, Brit. It was a beautiful area. Great base from which to explore Devon & Cornwall. We even took the ferry from Barnstaple to Lundy Island -- my husband and kids are named 'Lundy,' so that was pretty cool. (Turns out it means "puffin island" in Viking language and is not the same thing as the Lundy one finds all over Scotland, where my husband's family originated.)We liked the area so much, I indulged myself in reading real estate ads. Well, forget that. I could not believe how expensive houses are there. Don't know how the poor natives can ever afford to own their own houses.....
Susan, they can't - it's all incomers.